News of tribals of India.

Chakma tribals observe 'black day'

Agartala : Around 7.5 lakh Chakma tribals observed a 'black day' on Wednesday to protest the occupation of their original homeland in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh.

Over 2.50 lakh Chakma tribals reside in Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. A section of the tribals also live in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi.

Over five lakh Chakma tribals have been living in mountainous CHT in southeast Bangladesh.

Telangana to up quota for Muslims, STs in proportion to population

Hyderabad : Telangana government will go for a special legislation on the lines of Tamil Nadu to increase the quantum of reservation for Muslims in proportion to their population in the state, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said on Friday.

He also announced that the reservation for Scheduled Tribes (STs) will also be enhanced in proportion to their population as envisaged in the Constitution.

दंतेवाड़ा: तिरंगे को लाल सलाम

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

दंतेवाड़ा (छत्तीसगढ़): बस्तर में आदिवासियों के निर्मम दमन, लोकतान्त्रिक अधिकारों के हनन, सैन्यीकरण तथा संसाधन की लूट के ख़िलाफ़ मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता सोनी सोरी की ‘अगस्त क्रांति–तिरंगा यात्रा’ जारी है.

इस यात्रा का विरोध नक्सलियों के साथ-साथ सलवा जुडूम की तर्ज पर तैयार ‘अग्नि’ संगठन भी कर चुका है. लेकिन अब यह यात्रा आसानी के साथ अपनी मंज़िल की ओर निकल पड़ी है.

सोनी सोरी पर पुलिस द्वारा हमले की कोशिश

TCN News

बस्तर: आज छत्तीसगढ़ के आदिवासी मानवाधिकारों के लिए संघर्ष कर रही सोनी सोरी पर पुलिस ने हमले की कोशिश की है. जब यह कोशिश की गयी तब सोनी सोरी जगदलपुर जिला न्यायालय में एक मामले में सुनवाई के लिए जा रही थीं.

दरअसल आज सोनी सोरी एक जीप में सवार होकर आदिवासी पत्रकार लिंगाराम कोड़ोपी, पत्रकार कमल शुक्ला और तामेश्वर सिन्हा व दो सुरक्षाकर्मियों के साथ अदालत में पेश होने जा रही थीं. अपनी फेसबुक वॉल पर लगायी गयी पोस्ट में लिंगाराम ने लिखा है कि यात्रा के दौरान एक बगैर नंबर वाली पुलिस जीप ने पीछे से आकर सोनी सोरी की जीप को ओवरटेक किया.

Solidarity action held for Irom Sharmila at Jantar Mantar

By TCN News,

New Delhi: In order to express deep respect for Irom Sharmila and to support the ongoing struggle for justice by civil society in Manipur, a solidarity action was organized at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.

The solidarity event which was organized on Tuesday saw a large turn-out of over a hundred people, despite rainy weather.

No more on fast, Manipur now shuns Sharmila

By Iboyaima Laithangbam

Imphal : A day after she broke her 16-year fast against a law that gives sweeping powers to the military, Irom Sharmila is suddenly finding herself virtually friendless in Manipur.

From her family to close friends and even neighbours, no one wants to even shake hands with a feisty woman who went without food and water these long years, earning the sobriquet "Iron Lady".

Ironically, she has returned to the same hospital which had been her home for 16 years. But this time it has nothing to do with her health.

Another bomb explodes in Manipur

Imphal : A bomb exploded near the Manipur University in Imphal on Wednesday, hours after a four-year-old girl was injured when insurgents attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) patrol at Maphou village in Imphal east district.

The first bomb exploded around 9 a.m. The BSF personnel escaped unharmed in the blast that was triggered by remote control.

The university students were in the classrooms when the blast took place.

Initial reports said that there was no casualty. The terrified students rushed out of their classrooms.

Congress attacks BJP over MP tribals advertisement

New Delhi : Attacking the central government for forgetting to observe the World Tribal Day, a Congress MP on Tuesday also pointed out a mistake in an advertisement released by BJP in Madhya Pradesh on the occasion that spoke of Prime Minister Narendra Modi "eliminating" tribals.

Raising the issue in Lok Sabha during Zer Hour, Kantilal Bhuria, who represents the state's Ratlam constituency, said: "Action should be taken against all those whose photos appear in the advertisement. The government has also forgotten that today it is World Tribal Day."

Sharmila wants to become Manipur CM to remove AFSPA

By Iboyaima Laithangbam

Imphal : Irom Sharmila, who is set to end her 16-year-long fast, said on Tuesday that she wants to become Chief Minister of Manipur so that the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) can be removed from the state.

Sharmila, who has been on fast unto death since November 4, 2000 demanding the repeal of AFSPA, told a court that she wants to end her fast. She was released on bail on Tuesday by L. Tonsing, chief judicial magistrate, Imphal west, where she was produced.
Later, she signed a bond for Rs 10,000.

Irom Sharmila to break fast

Imphal : Manipuri political activist Irom Sharmila will break her 16-year long hunger strike against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act on Tuesday.

Sharmila has been campaigning against AFSPA -- which provides special powers to handle insurgents in the North East and Jammu and Kashmir also.

The 42-year-old activist, also known as Manipur's 'Iron Lady' had announced on July 26 to end her hunger strike on August 9, the next date of her court hearing.

She made the announcement in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal west, L. Tonsing.